Over 160 artillery shells found in a bog

Amateur archaeologist uncovered bomb shells in Pääsküla bog on the outskirts of Tallinn, Estonia. It turned out that there were 167 and a half large-calibre artillery shells sunk at the site.

Shells on the truck (by Estonian Rescue Board)

Specialists of the Northern Estonian bomb squad spent a week digging up 167 and a half large-calibre artillery shells from a 50-meter-long area in the bog. It turned out that the 15.5-centimetre artillery shells of French origin had been buried in the bog at an unknown point in time and laid buried in an area popular with walkers for decades. The shells were transported to the Central Training Ground of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) in Lääne-Viru County for disposal, as Harju County lacks a site with the necessary conditions for disposing of such a large number of explosive devices safely.

Close-up of a shell (by Estonian Rescue Board)
Officers carrying a shell (by Estonian Rescue Board)
Shells being uncovered at the site (by Estonian Rescue Board)

(after Estonian Rescue Board & Eesti Rahvusringhääling)

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